Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 12: 3-18 is about the clear appearance of Satan or dragon which is completed with his activities on the last days as follows:
- [Revelation 12:4a] His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven.
- [Revelation 12:4b] Devouring.
- [Revelation 12:7] Fighting.
- [Revelation 12:13] Persecuting or catching up fast.
- [Revelation 12:15] Causing the woman or the church of God to be carried away by the flood.
- [Revelation 12:17] Making war or persecuting.
The target is the flesh and blood men who keep the flesh with all of its lusts or desires.
Ad. 3. Fighting
12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
12:8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Satan made the war or rebellion in heaven with his angels. It affects the world. There are three phases in a war as follows
- Pre-war phase, namely the peaceful atmosphere.
- War phase or during the war.
- Post-war phase.
Ad. 2. War phase
There was a war between Satan and Michael until Satan was defeated and cast to the earth.
Actually, Satan was cast to the earth twice as follows:
- When Lucifer in heaven became arrogant through saying "I will" five times until he would be like the Most High.
14:12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
14:13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'
14:15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
14:16 "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,
14:17 Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?'
14:12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
Consequently, he was cast to the earth and became Satan, who destroyed the world which had been created by God to become the dry, hot, and difficult wilderness. He also destroyed the men whom God had created, so they became the same as him in the bond of sins and sufferings up to the perdition.
1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
1:7 And the LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" So Satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it."
1:8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?"
1:9 So Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
1:10 "Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Being cast to the earth, Satan was still able to come to heaven for accusing the sinful men so that they are punished by God and destroyed.
- [Revelation 12:7-9] When Satan or the red dragon fought against heaven and was defeated by Michael, he was cast to the earth and had no place anymore in heaven. It means the full chance for us to enter the everlasting heavenly kingdom forever.
Therefore, we must also defeat Satan or the red dragon as follows:
- By the power of Holy Spirit.
- By the blood of the Lamb or Jesus.
12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
- By the testimonies.
ad. b. By the power of the blood of the Lamb
.Hebrews 2:142:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
Jesus pours His blood until He dies on the cross for defeating Satan or the death. We must also defeat Satan or the death by the blood of the Lamb like the Israelites who defeated Pharaoh, Satan, or the death by the blood of the Passover lamb, so they went out of Egypt to go to Canaan or the Promised Land. Exodus 12:3,5-6,21-23
12:3 "Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
12:5 'Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
12:6 'Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
12:22 "And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorpostswith the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.
12:23 "For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
Every lintel and two doorposts of the houses of the Israelites must be struck with the blood of the Passover lamb for defeating Satan or the death.
The spiritual meaning of the blood of the Passover lamb is the blood of Jesus.
The lintel and two doorposts refer to the whole life of man, namely the body, soul, and spirit, which must be signified by the blood of Jesus.
Why? It is because the sin or death rules over the body, soul, and spirit of men. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8,11
5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner--not even to eat with such a person.
There are six sins which are ingrained in the life of men until they cannot unite with others as follows
- sexually immoral, namely the unclean sins between a man and a woman who are not a legal spouse, sexual affairs, divorce-remarrying, and mix marriage.
- drunkard, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse.
Those two sins bind and dwell in the flesh, so men cannot be easily set free from them.
- covetous, namely being unable to give.
- reviler, the wrong thing is said right and the right one is said wrong.
- Extortioneror lies.
These three sins bind the soul and becme the characteristics.
- Idolater. It binds the spirit of men.
The spirit of men comes from the Spirit of God, so the spirit of men always longs for the 'mother' or always longs for making relationship with God through the service and ministry or worship to Him. The proof is the joy or feeling not forced.
Animals and plants cannot worship God because of not having the spirit. They cannot serve and minister as well as worship God.
[1 Corinthians 5:7-8] By the blood of Jesus, we can be set free from the six sins which bind the body, soul, and spirit, so we can have the atmosphere of feast and live in righteousness according to the true teaching Word or purity.
Why was the part under the door not striken by the blood?
It was because the part under the door was for being trampled. It means that we must not trample the blood of Jesus. We must appreciate the blood of Jesus. Trampling the blood of Jesus is the same as keeping the six sins until committing sins deliberately. Hebrews 10:25-30
10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
10:28 Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
10:29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
10:30 For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people."
We must be careful, especially about the service and ministry to God.
The levels of the sins in the service and ministry to God are as follows:
- Habitual sin, namely the unfaithfulness in the service and ministry to God or not regretting in the time of not serving and ministering to God.
- Intentional sin. One does not serve and minister to God deliberately although there are many chances for serving and ministering to God. Such sin cannot be forgiven. There is only the everlasting perdition.
Every door of the house must be signified by the blood. It means that the door of our heart and mind must be signified by the blood of Jesus. Proverbs 4:23
4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
The heart and mind must be kept with all diligence. The heart and mind must be striken or signified by the blood of Jesus. Mark 7:21-23
7:21 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
7:23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
The evil heart and mind contain the twelve evil lusts, namely the lust of money, covetousness, and thefts, especially stealing the possession of God or the tithes and offerings, and the possession of other people; as well as the unclean lusts or fornication, adultery, and the wrong marriage; and the bitterness of heart or hatred, envy, and so on.
If the heart and mind are signified by the blood of Jesus, they will be sanctified from the twelve evil, unclean, and bitter lusts. The root of sin is pulled out, so the heart and mind are filled by the twelve loaves which are set in two rows, six in a row (the Table of Showbread). They refer to the sixty six books in the Bible or the true teaching Word. As a result, out of it spring the issues of spiritual life. We can live in holiness. Out of it spring the issues of physical life too. We are preserved. Out of it spring the issues of eternal life also.
The door of the heart refers to the five senses. Proverbs 4:20
4:20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
The ears must be striken by the blood of Jesus, so we only hear the true teaching Word, the voice of God, or the Word whose secret is revealed through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible and obey it. Proverbs 4:24
4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
The lips or mouth are honest in confessing sins and in all things. Proverbs 4:25
4:25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you.
The eyes look at the field or work of the Lord. We are always faithful and fervent in spirit in the service and ministry to God. Proverbs 20:12
20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made them both.
13:16 "But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;
7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
Being obedient, faithful, and honest, all things will be good and joyful in time of need. Revelation 1:5-6
1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
1:6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
The blood of Jesus sets us free from sins up to the root, so we are appointed as the priests and kings.
The obedient, faithful, and honest servant of God is like hyssop or small plants. 1 Corinthians 1:25-29
1:25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
1:28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 1:29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.
Remember! We are the Gentiles who were small and not worthy. Remembering our weakness, we will not boast, but always remember the great mercy and grace of God in our life. Exodus 12:22
12:22 "And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.
Hyssop was used for bring the blood and striking the doors of the house of the Israelites.
The task is bringing the news of reconciliation or the Gospel Word for saving the sinful men. The blood of Jesus reconciles us or saves the sinful men. Hyssop also has the task for bringing the sanctification news or the true teaching Word for bringing the saved people for being perfected by the true teaching Word.
The reconciliation news (the Gospel Word or the Good News) refers to the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain.
The sanctification news (the teaching Word or the Bride Tidings) refers to the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
We become the servant of God or hyssop that is used in the revival of Holy Spirit at the early and latter rain, namely the the edification of the perfect body of Christ. It begins from the marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the perfect body of Christ.
The requirement is that the hyssop must be dipped in the blood that is in the basin. It means that the servant of God must dive in the blood of Jesus or the death experience as follows
- To make us truly understand the death experience or suffering in the flesh with Jesus for being set free from sins, so we can live in righteousness and holiness, and then we can be united. We can appreciate one another, unite, and get the true fellowship that starts from the true marriage, ministry, and shepherding.
- To make truly understand the death experience with Jesus without the sin, so we willingly suffer in the flesh without any sins or because of Jesus, righteousness, and ministry. We will not get disappointed or hopeless, but we can endure the death experience with Jesus. We can distribute the blood of reconciliation or sanctification to others, so they can also be saved and perfected.
If the servant of God does not want to be dipped in the blood or he rejects the death experience with Jesus, he will be dry and cannot be used.
Nevertheless, if we willingly experience the death with Jesus for being set free from sins, we will be anointed by Holy Spirit at that time. We are used in the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain which starts from the marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the perfect body of Christ for going out of the world and entering the New Jerusalem like the Israelites' going out of Egypt to enter Canaan or the victory over Pharaoh, Satan, or the death. The results are as follows
- Although the hyssop is small, it can spring out of the wall or live anywhere, anytime, and in any circumstances by the grace or mercy of God.
1 Kings 4:32-33
4:32 He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.
4:33 Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish.
- Getting the provision, namely the gold, silver, and clothing, especially in the spiritual meaning.
12:35 Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing.
12:36 And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
12:37 Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.
The gold refers to the obedience or the sun.
The silver refers to the honesty, redemption by the blood of Jesus, or the moon.
10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little.
The clothing refers to the ministry garment, faithfulness, or the stars.
The sun, moon, and stars refer to our provision for facing the wind and waves in the sea of the world.
27:20 Now when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up.
27:21 But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss.
27:33 And as day was about to dawn, Paul implored them all to take food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day you have waited and continued without food, and eaten nothing.
27:34 "Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you."
27:35 And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat.
27:36 Then they were all encouraged, and also took food themselves.
27:37 And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the ship.
Facing the wind and waves, many people fall on the way, get disappointed, and hopeless. Nevertheless, there are still the body and blood of Christ or the Holy Communion as the food on the fourteenth day for giving us extra power, so we can be strong and of good courage in facing all kinds of wind and waves. We only rely on the mercy and grace of God. We keep on being obedient, faithful, and honests, as well as worshiping God. God will finish the wind and waves or all problems. God does not let a piece of our hair fall. He counts and possesses our life. It continues until the time when Jesus comes a second time that we are perfected to be the heavenly bride who will be evacuated to the wilderness. We are lifted up on the glorious clouds to enter the New Jerusalem or defeat Satan or the death forever.
God blesses you.